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September 3 to October 3, 2015

L’image signée – L’image signée – Benoit Aquin, Alain Paiement, Jonathan Plante, Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau (Séripop)

Opening cocktail: September 12, from 3 to 5pm with the artists in attendance

Benoit Aquin Coq  No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec) 2014 Impression numérique à pigments de qualité archive Archival digital pigment print Édition 5 : 81 x 122 cm (32

Benoit Aquin
Coq No 5 (série L’agriculture au Québec), Rooster No 5 (Agriculture in Québec)
2014
Impression numérique à pigments de qualité archive
Archival digital pigment print
Édition 5 : 81 x 122 cm (32″ x 48″)
Édition 5 : 101 x 152 cm (40″ x 60″)

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau starts up the new season with an exhibition responding to the theme of the 2015 edition of le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, post-photography. L’image signée brings together Benoit Aquin, Alain Paiement, Jonathan Plante and Seripop (Chloe Lum & Yannick Desranleau) in an exhibition where each work asserts, in its own way, both the important role of the author and his or her presence in the image.

Alain Paiement, Pluriels, 2015 Impression jet d’encre sur polyester Ink jet prin on polyester 248 x 312 cm (98 ‘’ x 123 3/4 ‘’)

Alain Paiement, Pluriels, 2015
Impression jet d’encre sur polyester
Ink jet prin on polyester 248 x 312 cm (98 ‘’ x 123 3/4 ‘’)

Post-photography describes a situation in contemporary photography that is characterized by a heightened accessibility to new technologies and the ubiquity of networked image-sharing applications and web platforms. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. are tools for creation and dissemination that also overturn notions of originality and the integrity of the photograph in contemporary art. Le Mois de la Photo has chosen to present a selection of artists whose works have formed the aesthetic canon that these new tools seem to have given birth to.

Jonathan Plante, Microcinéma, 2015 Peinture acrylique sur  feuilles lenticulaires Acrylic paint on lenticular sheets 244 x 366 cm (96

Jonathan Plante, Microcinéma, 2015
Peinture acrylique sur feuilles lenticulaires
Acrylic paint on lenticular sheets
244 x 366 cm (96″ x 144″)

Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, however, invites the viewer to consider the question from a different angle, reversing post-photography’s erasure of the author and the subsequent danger for art itself. Instead, L’image signée brings together works that frame the artist’s hand and bear witness to the making and workmanship of the image. Each work questions the limits of photography and, in so doing, reaffirms its attachment to contemporary art, particularly in light of these recent developments in our relationship to images. Benoit Aquin spotlights his own presence through the use of powerful flash; Alain Paiement composes dizzying ensembles of spherical images; Jonathan Plante plays tricks on the viewer through the presentation of painted images in motion; and Seripop deconstructs the two-dimensionality of photography in sculpture.

Each of these artists puts his or her signature on an image that sincerely believes in its own uniqueness, undeterred by the current overabundance of photographic imagery.

Yannick Desranleau et Chloe Lum (SÉRIPOP), Big Sack I, 2015 Jet d’encre sur banière de vinyle, acier et techniques mixtes Inkjet on banner vinyl, steel, mixed media 228 x 294 x 76 cm (89 3/4 ‘’ x 115, 3/4 ‘’x 30 ‘’)

Yannick Desranleau et Chloe Lum (SÉRIPOP), Big Sack I, 2015
Jet d’encre sur banière de vinyle, acier et techniques mixtes
Inkjet on banner vinyl, steel, mixed media
228 x 294 x 76 cm (89 3/4 ‘’ x 115, 3/4 ‘’x 30 ‘’)

Views of the exhibition:

L'image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

L’image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

L'image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

L’image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

L'image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

L’image signée (exposition_exhibition), 2015, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, Montréal, Canada.

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